School's Out Forev...Aww...Another Month...
July 17, 2013
The days are getting shorter, school supplies are starting to show up at all the discount stores, and your parents are getting that edgy look in their eyes...you know what that means: it's almost time for school to start! Ok, all together, let's do one big *groan*.
We've gotten that out of the way, so let's focus on the positives: you get to see all your friends that have been MIA all summer, it's time to start looking for cute fall/winter fashions, and don't forget the return of your fav TV shows!
The Library has some stuff to help you get off to a great start, and I'll bet my left big toe, you haven't heard of all of them.
1. Homework Help from Tutor.com - Now before you go dismissing this as something for stupid people, let me just say that I have a Master's degree, and I've logged on more than once for help with papers, my resume, and whatever else was stumping me. Everyone needs help sometimes. These people know what they're talking about, even when mom and dad don't.
2. Zinio - You can get access to over 140 magazines on your mobile or Internet-enabled device. Think of all the times your teacher asked you to bring in a current event or use an article for a paper source (ringing any bells yet?). Plus, you can get cool ones, too.
3. Freegal - No one likes to do homework in silence, and everyone likes music. We've got you covered with 3 free mp3 downloads a week to keep, and all you need is a library card. What kind of music can you get, you ask? Well, I just got Justin Timberlake, Daft Punk, and 2Chainz if that tells you anything.
4. LearningExpress Library and ed2go - For those of you who are college-bound and planning to take the dreaded ACT or SAT, don't waste your money on one of those pricey prep classes. Take one for free online from us! Not planning on college? Several standardized tests, including those often required for job placement, have practice tests listed.
5. Mango Languages - Struggling with Spanish class? How about German or Japanese? Our online language learning system focuses on conversational skills for over 30 languages and would be a great supplement to classroom learning.
6. Amazing librarians - You probably knew about these already, but there are librarians who specialize in young adult lit and would love to suggest a book to you. In fact, it would make their day. They will put books on hold for you, help you find things, and even smile while they do it. Most of us really like what we do, I promise!
Now all you need are some new kicks. Sadly, I can't help you with that one. ;)
South Independence Branch